Clyde DeWitt's Legal Angles

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One Flag, One Standard: The Ninth Circuit's Kilbride Appeal

Posted Sunday, December 6, 2009 10:23 AM

A remarkable Ninth Circuit obscenity decision revisits the bewildering “community standards” problem

Legalese Column: Appellate Decisions Revisit Legal Issues of Take-Home Video Stores

Posted Sunday, November 1, 2009 11:37 AM

Take-home-only video stores create legal issues all their own when it comes to local adult-business regulations, especially in matters of zoning.

Conspiracy Charges—A Weapon in the FBI's Anti-Obscenity Arsenal

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009 9:00 AM

Third-party record-keepers may be biting of a good deal more than they really wanted to chew when they set up shop.

The Key to the South Carolina Craigslist Battle

Posted Saturday, August 22, 2009 11:17 AM

By the time this hits the streets, everyone will know more about the developments in the battle between and South Carolina's Attorney General, Henry D. McMaster. This is about how the ultimate outcome of that case is likely to impact the adult industry.

The Truth About Re-Bills

Posted Monday, July 20, 2009 9:53 AM

2257, Indexing, and Identification of URL Locations

Posted Monday, June 15, 2009 1:29 PM

‘Soft’ Content and 2257

Posted Monday, May 25, 2009 10:52 AM

An Effort To Clog Up the Tubes

Posted Monday, April 27, 2009 1:04 PM

The New Administration

Posted Thursday, March 19, 2009 1:16 PM

Looking For Investors? Beware!

Posted Saturday, February 21, 2009 12:32 PM

Attorney Clyde DeWitt helps you navigate the financial minefield of online porn investors.

Online Copyright Registration

Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2009 10:51 AM

There has been a quiet revolution in copyright registration -- it's finally on the Internet!

Government: Some Things You Didn't Learn in Civics Class

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007 3:07 PM

The story goes that the American system of government is horrible, but it is the best model that exists, even though it could use a tune-up in places.

A Bankruptcy Primer (Yes, you really do need to read this.)

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007 2:46 PM

Having seen this month’s title, you probably are thinking, “But my company is thriving. It will never file bankruptcy! Why should I read this?” No matter how successful you and your company may be, companies that owe you money will file bankruptcy and leave you out of luck.

A Long Time Gone; a Long Time Yet to Come

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007 2:37 PM

Writing a column for this publication began as quite a different challenge from writing for AVN. The AVN audience largely was familiar with the criminal-prosecution risks the industry faced, and most readers knew someone or knew about someone who actually had been sent to prison for obscenity. The audience knew about releases and copyrights, at least in general terms.

Justice Clarence Thomas

Posted Thursday, September 6, 2007 4:27 PM

Of late, this column has woefully neglected both book reviews and, since the 1999 death of Justice Blackmun, any sort of United States Supreme Court justice profile.

Federal Obscenity Prosecutions — What’s In Store?

Posted Thursday, August 9, 2007 12:00 AM

The recent Max Hardcore indictment and the Arizona trial, along with the recent flack about the firing of local United States attorneys possibly relating to their refusal to pursue obscenity cases (as so thoroughly reported by Mark Kernes in AVN) brings obscenity back to the forefront of adult industry concern.

Right Guard: Protecting your brand with trademark and service mark registration is good business.

Posted Thursday, May 3, 2007 12:00 AM

You may think trademarks are similar to copyrights, but they aren't. Copyrights, as discussed in the previous two issues, allow authors of books, photographs, motion pictures, etc. to have exclusive use of their works. Authors thereby are encouraged to be creative.

Legal Devices

Posted Thursday, March 1, 2007 12:00 AM

Sherri Williams is a charming, intelligent and tenacious individual. She also is on a one-woman crusade (going on nine years) to secure a federal judicial finding that those absurd “obscene device” statutes are unconstitutional.

2257 and the Adam Walsh Law: It’s crunch time for webmasters.

Posted Thursday, January 4, 2007 12:00 AM

With the Department of Justice now shooting real 2257 bullets, the time has come for a hard look at where webmasters stand in view of impending new regulations, the Adam Walsh Law, and the Free Speech Coalition’s lawsuit.

AVN.COM LEGAL 200510 - Jurors Appreciate Good Production Values - Really

Posted Saturday, October 1, 2005 12:00 AM

"Them city slickers may think that this here is art in New York City, pardner, but it ain't no art here in these parts."

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